Changes to Immigration act affecting Landlords
(Posted on 25/01/17)
ARE YOU SURE YOUR COVERED?
As of the 1st of December 2016 the immigration act 2014 was amended bring changes to section 39 & 41 of the immigration act 2016. This includes bring criminal action against agents and landlords who know or have reasonable doubt that their tenants are occupying their property illegally as a result of their immigration status
The penalties include up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine. The criminal penalties will apply to all tenancies, no matter when they started. There will be a defence where reasonable steps have been taken to terminate a tenancy and draft guidance has been issued by the Home Office in relation to this, please click here for more info.
Ashton & Grosvenor ensure that all our landlords are covered by this new legislation, are you sure your doing what's required? For help on this or any other part of the tenancy process please call us on 01244 318115